Last night, Disney dropped the trailer for A Wrinkle in Time, and my god does this movie look incredible.
The sprawling fantastical imagery, the strong cast, and the power of Oprah have all come together for what looks like one of the most exciting movies of 2018. It’s proof (once again) that Ava DuVernay can do anything, it’s proof (once again) that young black girls are smart and badass protagonists, and it’s proof (once again!!!!) that inclusion works.
But DuVernay hasn’t just delivered what seems like a gorgeous and compelling film. She’s also given us a vision of a future where high-budget blockbusters are made by, and with, women of color whose identities have been previously been deemed unpalatable for wider American audiences.
It’s even more tragic to think about all the movies that have shunned characters of color in order to appeal to broader audiences when you see Storm Reid, Mindy Kaling, and Oprah in the trailer. But between Wrinkle in Time and Black Panther, hopefully Hollywood will finally—finally!—catch on to what the rest of us already know and recognize.